Pothos Care & Varieties Offered

Description:

Do you like pretty creamy, white, silver variegation, with every color of green in an easy to care for package?  Pothos is where it is at!  You can even get pothos varieties with greenish-blue leaves and fenestration (aka hella cool leaf holes) Traditional pothos plants are characterized by lovely heart-shaped leaves and is the equivalent of that real chill, yet hot surfer guy/gal.  Long tousled vines of variegated leaves and with an unfussy behavior.  Pinnatum pothos have the same great demeanor but with pointer greenish-blue leaves; the mermaid cousins.

 Pothos are great plant for beginners.  All our plants are grown in Asheville, NC from our own stock.  We try to use sustainable and organic methods whenever we can.  You’ll see coconut coir instead of peat and organic fertilizers used for our all our pothos babies! Scroll down for pictures of all our varieties.

Stats:

  • Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum or Epipremnum pinnatum
  • Family: Araceae
  • Care: Easy
  • Type: Perennial, Vine
  • Size: 6ft indoors
  • Sun: Bright Indirect Light
  • Temperature: 50-95°F (10-35°C)

Water

Pothos won’t hate on you if you forget to water them but they grow best in lightly moist, well draining soil.  What does that mean?  Make sure the dirt is not wet and err on the side of getting them too dry.  Too much water will cause them to rot

Light

Because the more heavily variegated (whiter) pothos need bright indirect light.  The Sams (Pictured above) live on a south facing sun porch under the overhang. LOTS of light without the sun being directly on the leaves.  If you have manjula’s in less light they will become greener.  Too much light and the whites of your leaves will get crispy. The same goes for Pearls & Jade and Snow Queen. The Global Green and Golden pothos can do with less light but will often create long vines when searching for light.

Food/Soil

 I use Liquidirt (not sponsored) for regular water and organic fertilizers during warm months.  Honestly, Manjula will keep growing even when in nutrient poor conditions but all of them thrive with a little TLC.  These are such easy plants!  Your baby will come in a mix of coconut peat (aka coir) with heavy use of perlite for drainage.  When repotting use a chunky aroid mix and a pot only an inch or so bigger.  I always suggest waiting 2-3 weeks if your plant was shipped to repot.  Give it time to acclimate to your conditions.

Varieties Offered

Stock can change but we often provide these Epipremnum aureum :

Manjula Pothos

Characterized by wide heart shaped leaves, striped in cream, white, shades of green and sometimes silver. Sam is the beautiful laid back pothos in our house. Forget to water? Perks right back up. Forget to feed, no problem Sam will just hang out.

Pearls and Jade Pothos

Smaller pothos with patches of green and white splotched throughout the leaves. Jade is the artsy pothos in our care. Splashed with color Jade can be a little more fussy and despises over watering.

Marble Queen Pothos

Smaller pothos leaves characterized by marbles of white and sometimes cream. Despite being a queen, Hatshepsut, is low maintenance and puts out the lovely marbling in varieties of light

Golden Pothos

‘THE’ pothos is common throughout the world. Din, has shiny green leaves with streaks of golden yellow. Common throughout the world these plants can get really large in tropical conditions. Solid trailer or climber in your home environment

We also often propagate these Epipremnum pinnatum

Cebu Blue Pothos

Ariel has smaller pointed leaves in a waxy blue color. These will grow larger and eventually fenestrate (get the hella cool holes) if give supports to climb. I’ll never know because I am in LOVE with forgetting to water this one… So its often half dead, brought back to life, and started all over, yet again.

Baltic Blue Pothos

This newbie to the family doesn’t have a name yet, but sports larger, greener foilage than the cebu. While you miss out a bit on the blue you make up for it with early, awesome leaf holes (fenestration).

If You Need Help

As with all our plants, the Reaganskopp Homestead wants your plants to make you as happy as our plants make us.  Please reach out with questions about care at any time. Tag us @craftthyme or #craftthyme and show us your beautiful plants in their new homes!

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